Q:

Do rabbits hibernate in the winter?

A:

Quick Answer

Rabbits do not hibernate in the winter, but in extreme cold, they often seek shelter by burrowing into snow drifts. Rabbits generally behave the same throughout the year. They are active at dawn and dusk, and when it's time to rest, they do so in a burrow or under vegetation.

Know More
Do rabbits hibernate in the winter?
Credit: brytta E+ Getty Images

Full Answer

While rabbits' sleep and activity habits remain the same throughout all seasons, their diets change during the winter months. During the spring, summer and fall, rabbits eat flowers, grass, clovers, farm crops and other green vegetation. In the winter, they eat bark, buds, twigs and any type of green plant available.

Learn more about Pet Rabbits
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you train a bunny?

    A:

    Rabbits can be trained to use a litter box in the same way as cats. Adult rabbits are more receptive to training than younger ones. You need a litter box, timothy hay, newspaper and a large cage to train a rabbit effectively.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do foxes hibernate in the winter?

    A:

    Foxes do not hibernate when it gets cold in the winter. They remain active throughout the year and generally live and hunt within a 1- to 2-mile radius. When extreme weather hits, foxes sometimes seek shelter for a couple of days, but they resume their normal activities once the weather passes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you litter train a bunny?

    A:

    Litter training a bunny is as easy as placing a litter box where your rabbit usually goes to the bathroom. Rabbits are creatures of habit and typically go in the same place with or without a litter box.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why does my rabbit circle my feet?

    A:

    A rabbit circles its owner's feet because it is displaying mating behavior, it wants something that its owner is holding or it may want attention. The rabbit's urge to display mating behaviors towards its owner is caused by its maturing hormones.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore